Seattle’s Income Tax Brings Out the Crazy in People
By unanimous vote, the Seattle City Council has now enacted an Income Tax ordinance imposing a tax on “high income residents,” i.e, those whose annual incomes exceed $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers).
The new legislation is largely the work of Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, an unabashed leftist and redistributionist who was elected on the Socialist Alternative party ticket, and who was a moving force behind Seattle’s ill-advised $15 per hour minimum wage.
Proponents of an initiative to ban safe injection sites are alleging the King County department of health actively worked to hamper their efforts and used public funds to do it, violating state law.
[Ed.: What say you Mr. Attorney General Ferguson?]
[Ed.: That’s ’cause he’s a lying, cheating, dirty double-crosser who’s mama wears Army boots. There should have been a rider that stipulated that if any portion agreed to was vetoed, the deal was invalid. I’m not sure how you do that technically with legislation, but there’s one thing you can count on never to happen again: The Washington State Republican caucuses to ever to take “Dirty Double-crossing Jay Inslee” at his word ever again.]
[Ed.: No, it’s time for Seattle to pull their heads out of the collective asses – elected officials present and past – that have allowed their own storm water system be co-mingled with their sanitary sewer system which means that it has nothing to do with water usage and everything to do with how much rain comes out of the sky in the Seattle city limits. Last time I checked, we still weren’t controlling the weather. Every other city in the area has a sanitary sewer system and a storm water system that goes through filters and eventually into creeks, rivers and lakes or the Puget Sound. It’s time for Seattle to pony up, pull back on their BS social projects and pay to fix their system so that a big rain storm – the kind we never, ever get – can cause our sewer treatment plant to pollute the Puget Sound again. What? Jay Inslee, do I hear your faint little voice trying to muster a sound against your liberal little friends running King County and the City of Seattle? <chirp chirp> Guess not.]
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[Ed.: Councilman Gossett has officially derailed. Normally he’s reflexively liberal, but this is reflexively idiotic. “Uh, ya know Councilmember that we’ll ask the people to remove themselves from the sidewalks before we start power washing, right?” He invoked the name of Bull Connor (a member of his own political party we might add) because Connor directed firefighters to use fire hoses against civil rights marchers in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s. We would agree that there’s definitely some “bull” going on, but it’s coming out of Gossett’s pie hole.]
SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s City Council voted 9-0 on Monday to impose an income tax on the wealthy. Seattle’s highest earners would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax. The measure is likely headed to court to decide its constitutionality.
[Ed.: 9 elected officials in Seattle and not one has a lick of sense. They do not understand or care that their powers are superseded by the state’s power. Seattle voters/taxpayers who oppose this silliness might as well be talking to a brick wall.]